Marketplace for Thursday, November 1, 2012

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The Wealth & Poverty Desk interviews indie rock band The National about their involvement in the election, and their popular song "Bloodbuzz Ohio." Meanwhile, telecom rivals AT&T and T-Mobile have decided to share mobile networks so that New York and New Jersey residents can receive better cell phone service. Some experts are blaming Superstorm Sandy on climate change and say that the storm was very predictable. And Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport talks about how Sandy has disrupted their polling.

Election issues with a melody: An interview with The National

Indie rockers The National take a break from a recording session in upstate New York to talk politics and election issues, and perform a version of their economically inspired "Bloodbuzz Ohio"
Posted In: The National, Music, Ohio, 2012 election

The National, politics, and 'Bloodbuzz Ohio'

When Marketplace went looking for music that had something to say about this election year and the issues that affect regular Americans, The National volunteered its song, “Bloodbuzz Ohio.”
Posted In: The National, Ohio, Music

The National weighs in on politics, the election and Ohio

Reporter Krissy Clark sits down with the lead singer of The National to see how a 'non-political' band makes music in an election year.
Posted In: The National, Ohio, Music, 2012 election, Barack Obama

Sandy strands elderly in New York highrises

New York is boosting food deliveries to elderly residents stuck in powerless high-rise buildings. Nonprofits are scrambling to help too.
Posted In: elderly, New York City, Hurricane Sandy

Hospitals take simple steps to prevent harm

Cutting down on preventable problems saves lives and money.
Posted In: preventive health

Sandy's water damage was predictable

Experts say damage to New York's subway from rising sea levels should not have come as a surprise and other cities could experience similar devastation from Sandy-like storms and hurricanes.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York City, subway, water damage

Can a city make money on art?

Last year's months-long Pacific Standard Time arts event brought almost two million visitors to the city and pumped $280 million into Southern California.
Posted In: art, los angeles, california

AT&T and T-Mobile combine service in storm zone

But is the move by the rival phone companies more about business than helping out?
Posted In: AT&T, T-Mobile, Hurricane Sandy

The Sandy effect on election night

Voter turnout may be lower than expected on the East Coast, but results could stay the same.
Posted In: Election Day, Hurricane Sandy

What's your dream corporate mashup?

Now that AT&T and T-Mobile are teaming up, we wondered what other rivals would be better together.

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El Ten Eleven
Suzanne Kraft
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Bloodbuzz Ohio
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